However, that kind of fraudulent behaviour is illegal in Switzerland. Some noise had come up when the public had learned that Eritreans love to back and forth. Here is a centrist-left liberal source in German: https://bazonline.ch/schweiz/standard/fluechtlinge-auf-heimaturlaub/story/28736577 I don'...Jump to post
The Eritreans I've spoken to in Norway are all afraid to go back. While I can't be sure whether that's a representative sample, it's enough for me to question the viability of this flight based on VFR at least. That will certainly be the case for some. On the other hand the Eritrean establishment o...Jump to post
Rather useless analysis by Anna. Just because an airport has X flights and Y destinations does not mean the connection is possible nor logical. It doesn't say nor imply that. Connectivity simply means how well an airport is connected to other airports which is something different than 'suited for c...Jump to post
An exciting route, but I do wonder how many from the diaspora will actually dare to travel back to Eritrea. It is my impression that most of them fled the regime and would have serious concerns about going back. Many ‘refugees’ even travel back to Somalia. I hope European governments take good noti...Jump to post
flylondon wrote:US doesn't recognise the ICJ so their "order" is meaningless
No disrespect to you as the OP, but there is also another little issue. Is it right to compare KL to the other 3 carriers listed? I love the Dutch, I love KLM but both home market & fleet size, total pax & destinations offered do not really compare them to the other 3 airlines you have list...Jump to post
Can't be as bad as CNN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-8Cn6boqcA That reporter is still working there while such ridiculous false reporting would probably get you fired even at the local newspaper in my country. Is any large US news media still unbiased? I always though NYT and WP were, but since...Jump to post
LJ wrote:Main question: from where do they get the slots?
The numbers are readily available online; the lion’s share of European traffic is to the UK, Germany ranks - a distant - number two (and looking back, that was the case long before LH entered the market). That’s an inherent advantage to both BA and LH, as is the fact that the traffic overwhelming o...Jump to post
These numbers are very questionable already when looking at #1: HND didn't grow with 10%. Here are the actual numbers, all credit to user 'bubbalo' at SkyScraperCity. https://i.imgur.com/Ubix9l3.png https://i.imgur.com/ScMN3v5.png https://i.imgur.com/PNGyWGj.png https://i.imgur.com/YHEi7yX.png https...Jump to post
Title is wrong, it's only the AF unions that don't want him. KL unions probably couldn't care less about his nationality or are even happy he isn't French.Jump to post
this will probably result in TK canceling its $10bn+ order from Boeing. Where are they supposed to get aircraft then? From Airbus headquartered in The Netherlands where Turkey doesn't even have an ambassador anymore because of another diplomatically conflict, and where according to Erdogan the peop...Jump to post
I might not go up country, or fulfill a bucket list dream to take the train from Istanbul to Ankara, but things would have to get much more fraught before I'd decline to travel to the city. Do go up country I’d say. For a rational judgement compare traffic casualties with casualties of armed confli...Jump to post
treetreeseven wrote:He said "nah I'm a white guy" on the ATC audio. What does he mean by that?
A lunatic flying barrel rolls over populated areas, and it’s in the public’s “best interest” to let him continue his antics? What’d they think, that this criminal was going to all of a sudden comply and make a nice landing? Give me a break. He was flying close and low enough to people on the ground...Jump to post
In fact, the money from new shares issues by the Air France-KLM holding was used to buy the shares of both Air France and KLM. KL yes, AF no. AF shareholders became shareholders of AFKL. Others are in the hands of the Dutch and French states and in the hands of several foundations. With the differe...Jump to post
What I still don’t get though: when “the holding company bought KLM shares”, what money was that? I presume there wasn’t a new company with new money being set up, but that the hold on company was basically the old AF, which i) created a holding company ii) converted its own AF operating business i...Jump to post
I don't think the ability to fly to the US is TK's largest risk, the overall economy of Turkey poses a much greater threat. The operator of the new airport might also get in heavy weather having a large amount of foreign debt which becomes harder to repay with the plummeting lira. Erdogan has the so...Jump to post
So air service isn't to serve places that are worth visiting? Strange! I do realize there is the business and government aspect behind air service, but tourism is also one of the components behind providing air service or why are there flights to the Seychelles for example? Indeed, air service is f...Jump to post
This whole discussion about whether Brussels is worth visiting is hardly relevant for air service. What matters is the number of tourists actually visiting: Amsterdam ranks 13th worldwide while Brussels doesn't make the top 30. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/thirty-most-visited-cities-world-a7...Jump to post
According to the article referenced below a new holding company AF-KLM acquired the equity of the two airlines and in exchange issued shares in the new parent to their previous owners. At the time of the merger the French state owned 44% of the new parent, other Air France shareholder 37% and KLM s...Jump to post
KLM has a good young CEO, Elbers, who is apparently by-passed to succeed the french CEO , because he isn't french and he is very business oriented. Raising big question marks on the (growing, more profitable) KLM / Dutch side (break out!). This seems a compromise. With KLM CEO Elbers probably now o...Jump to post
If you have that waste in anything like a commercial waste bag, or in bulk, or anything that looks suspiciously like you are moving it in bulk, then yes you need a licence. And yes, we pay people to police this, and yes it's a good thing - we have a history here in the UK of trades workmen deciding...Jump to post
From my hometown AMS I can fly direct to multiple destinations on the other side of the world in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Calling them unpopular with carriers wholly depends on which carriers you're looking at, as is true with almost every destination.Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:Does DXB replace it's runway surface more often than other busy major hubs ?
They are rumored to be looking at Sebastién Bazin, current CEO of AccorHotels. He is said to have the support of Chinese shareholders in Accor Hotels. Interestingly, Accor Hotels seems to be interested in taking over the shares in Air France that the French state currently owns. Lot's of gossip, bu...Jump to post
I don't know how existing planes are scheduled, but what also has an impact and is an used method is heavy maintenance during quiet periods and the delivery of new planes ahead of the busy season and the retiring of old planes after the busy season. Those 2 combined already provide 5-10% more availa...Jump to post
Interesting thought - if DL initiates nonstop service to AMS from Austin, mightn't it create an incentive for AA to offer non-stop DFW-AMS service? AA does DFW-AMS summer seasonally, and that’s the best they can do apparently, they just can’t sustain it year round. Even KL couldn’t make summer seas...Jump to post
I'm actually Dutch but I didn't expect that our police couldn't find this out them-self... Of course they could if they needed to. But sourcing information from the public seems like a sensible use of resources. They needed to contact a whole lot of people to find out the location of all 12 picture...Jump to post
20:57 local time? Looks like 20:57 was the timestamp of the picture they've somehow obtained. So probably local time indeed. With public data from Airfleet.net and a gold subscription on FR24 one can guess that AV had A318 flying on these flights on 16JAN18 from 20:01 to 21:25 local Colombia time: ...Jump to post
Sharia means following the 5 elements of ISLAM and following the law of the land you are at !!! Isis , Taliban , Bako Haram doesn't represent Islam at all . 90% of the laws that were enforced by those terrorist organizations aren't required by islam i.e women covering their face , attacking others ...Jump to post
They're searching for the location of this photo as well. Could it be an airport bus? Anybody got an idea about the location? https://www.politie.nl/binaries/standaard/content/gallery/politie/gezocht/verdachten/2018/juni/11-le/foto-11-waar-is-deze-foto-gemaakt.jpg Since the OP gave absolutely no inf...Jump to post
Why would that aircraft need crew and how does he expect it to reach any Muslim country?! Besides, there are plenty of Shariah-Compliant airlines out there, such as Saudi Airlines and Malaysia. Next! Why would it need to reach a Muslim country? There are millions of Muslims in Europe and that numbe...Jump to post
They say they won't enforce Sharia, they offer it. In which way doesn't a regular airline 'offer' a non-enforceable Sharia? Most have suited meal options available. The only potential difference that comes to mind is the attire of the cabin-crew. But if it isn't enforced on other passengers you mig...Jump to post
Iran? Pumping billions into terrorism?? What a joke! Some members here really need history and politics crash courses...pronto!! So what are you saying? Are Hamas, ISIS, Hezbollah, PIJ, Al Quaeda and Taliban not terrorist organizations? I am absolutely disgusted to see several people here seriously...Jump to post
jkd4855 wrote:Perhaps Avior wanted to start service to French Guiana
ddp wrote:Losing BA also means the onwards connections takes a bit hit.
Channex757 wrote:I pray every night that Theresa May grows a spine and has a Night of the Long Knives.
Every Brexiteer sacked from Government posts.
We could then have a Grand Coalition, a Government of National Unity.
People still use paper tickets nowadays? I thought they were all electronic. I always print out the PDF, but mostly the check in desk personnel just want to see your ID or passport for international trips. In the western world that might be the norm but this happened in Turkey, where some airlines ...Jump to post
It's possible if the shareholders decide to, but why would they? If they split, each shareholder ends up with a piece of Air France and a piece of KLM, and in the short-to-midterm, neither carrier will come out in a better position. AFKL doesn't own a majority of the voting rights of KL, thus it's ...Jump to post
If transiting passengers stay on their planes the whole flight, why are there transiting lounges at some airports that have a large number of transiting passengers? Airlines have complained about the US not allowing them. That may be because they use a wrong definition of transit, a better word wou...Jump to post
I doubt the title means what OP intended. When transiting you stay on the same plane with the same flight number. The answer might be Singapore as they still have quite some 5th freedom flights. Transiting passengers are those flying into 1 country and changing planes and going to another country. i...Jump to post
NZ321 wrote:I think we have more important things to talk about than this, please.
To be fair, he did manage to pee in the pocket and not on the floor. So it could have been worse.Jump to post